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break the ice

Definition of break the ice

informal

  1. :  to say or do something that helps people to relax and begin talking at a meeting, party, etc. <He told a joke to break the ice.>



Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    :  rupture

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

  1. :  frozen water

    :  a sheet or stretch of ice

    :  a substance resembling ice

  1. :  to coat with or convert into ice

    :  to chill with ice

    :  to supply with ice


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